Russian media reported on October 31 that the first joint air defense exercise between Russia and Egypt was held in Egypt, drawing close attention from all Arab countries in the Middle East, Israel, the United States and many other NATO countries.
According to a report on the website of Russian daily on October 30, Egypt has taken a fancy to the Doyle - m2 and beech - M2 air defense missile systems, needle type man-made missile systems and the quite old but not outdated zsu-23-4 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun.
According to the report, this is because these systems are the best weapons against UAVs. The Egyptian Air Defense Department has probably carefully studied the experience of the Russian air defense at the hermem Air Force Base in Syria, and determined that it is worth learning from.
It is reported that there will be live fire against air targets in the drill, and the air target is the UAV. The report said that drones have become a terrible weapon in recent years, and the Middle East is the first to feel this, and the United States has been shocked.
According to the report, 88 U.S. - made Patriot air defense missile launchers are deployed on the northern border of Saudi Arabia, and three U.S. destroyers equipped with Aegis anti missile system and standard-2 air defense missiles are on duty in the Gulf region, but such a large number of air defense equipment is now powerless.
According to the report, Russias military base in hermem is often attacked by hostile armed drones, but no drone has been able to break through the intended target, and Russian forces have not suffered significant losses. This is largely due to the fact that hermem has powerful air defense weapons, including S-300 and S-400 surface to air missile systems and a large number of land-based air defense systems such as armor, Doyle and needle.
Russian media said that zsu-23-4 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun is particularly worth mentioning. Its maximum shooting height is 1500 meters, but the fire is intensive. Although the flying altitude of the UAV is low, it is not a UAV but a group of UAVs that can be eliminated by one aiming and firing of the anti-aircraft gun. Zsu-23-4 self-propelled anti-aircraft gun has been modernized and upgraded, and radar and fire control system have been completely updated. There is no doubt that Egyptians can learn a lot from the Russian army.
It is also worth mentioning that Egypt has already become one of the main partners in the field of Russian military technical cooperation. The total amount of military technical cooperation contracts between the two countries is nearly 3.5 billion US dollars. Russia is expected to provide Egypt with air defense systems, artillery, aviation equipment and other weapons.
Russian and Egyptian soldiers participating in the exercise took photos in front of the beech ground to air missile system radar vehicle (Yahoo News website)